Both of the parents have produced multiple times for me and have proven to be what I got them as. Both were produced by a friend so I’m fairly confident there are no secrets. I don’t produce a lot of HGW stuff but the only one I’ve ever made with a dorsal stripe was a Mystic HGW. Maybe it’s normal variation for HGW? What do you think @saleengrinch@t_h_wyman
Pairing was Het Genetic Stripe x Soul Sucker
Male Soul Sucker - 4 clutches has only ever produced lessers/hgw/suckers
Thanks everybody! @saleengrinch I agree the color and pattern is funky but I’m pretty sure they’re all HGW? Maybe…now you’ve got me second guessing that too
That makes sense. I could see why HGW would lend itself to stripes given the way SS combos stripe out. I’ve been scratching my head over these for a couple weeks. Unfortunately because of the whole hgw’g’ myth google is no help either.
Good to know. Yours are the closest I’ve seen to these but the pattern on these is even crazier and as you all noticed they’re darker too.
You and Travis could very well be right. I’m used to the hgw I hatch. So there is going to be variances in other people’s “lines”. And I find it’s so much harder to identify stuff on the internet as opposed to in person. Photos can skew the colors lol
This is a great point the Shaun brings up and something I have said on occasion as well:
Collections are genetic
We all have a specific thing we look for/prefer and so, over time, we tend to “collect” secondary genes within our collections that lend toward those looks. Those secondary genes can have a fairly large impact when compared to a collection without them.